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The Sting II (1983)

A team of cons is planning a new scam involving betting on a boxing match but one of its past victims aims to exact revenge by eliminating the whole group.

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Jeremy Kagan (as Jeremy Paul Kagan)

Writer:

David S. Ward
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jackie Gleason ... Fargo Gondorff
Mac Davis ... Jake Hooker
Teri Garr ... Veronica
Karl Malden ... Gus Macalinski
Oliver Reed ... Lonnegan
Bert Remsen ... Kid Colors
Kathalina Veniero Kathalina Veniero ... Blonde with Kid Colors
José Pérez José Pérez ... Carlos (Lonnegan's Guard) (as Jose Perez)
Larry Bishop ... Gellecher (Lonnegan's 2nd Guard)
Francis X. McCarthy ... Lonnegan's Thug (as Frank McCarthy)
Richard C. Adams Richard C. Adams ... Lonnegan's Thug
Ron Rifkin ... Eddie
Harry James ... Band Leader
Frances Bergen ... Lady Dorsett
Monica Lewis ... Band Singer
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Storyline

Lonnegan is planning to get back at Gondorff and Hooker for bilking him out of half a million. At the same time Gondorff and Hooker are planning their next caper. And their mark is a man named Macalinski, who makes Lonnegan look like a pussycat. Their con is boxing match and Hooker is the fighter whom they have to make look good but Macalinski needs some convincing, and Hooker is a little rusty. Written by <rcs0411@yahoo.com>

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Taglines:

The con is on... place your bets!

Genres:

Comedy | Crime

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

18 February 1983 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Next Sting See more »

Filming Locations:

Santa Monica, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,106,108, 21 February 1983

Gross USA:

$6,347,072
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Universal Pictures See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Richard Pryor and Lily Tomlin were originally set to play the lead roles but both dropped out. See more »

Goofs

Both times that Hooker rides the Coney Island roller coaster, his cap stays neatly in place, on his head, for the entire ride. In reality, that type of coaster can reach speeds of 60-70mph. His cap should've blown off during the first drop. See more »

Quotes

Fargo Gondorff: [Pointing his finger] Don't you ever call me a hustler.
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not a bad sequel
30 November 2007 | by pepekwaSee all my reviews

sequels often disappoint and are often the poor relation of the first film. However, this is a very under-rated, well written and acted sequel. It had me guessing until the end and had me thinking about what happened several hours after it had ended, normally a good sign for me of a compelling, interesting movie. Completely different cast from the first film but there are no B-listers here. Sets were authentic for the 1940's too and in those days, low-level boxing bouts were ripe with tales of corruption and allegations of fighters taking dives on the whims of unscrupulous gamblers and the movie set the scene perfectly in my opinion. Ignore the low IMDb rating, its more significant for me that there are very few votes so in statistical terms, the sampling is too low. If you are after a cleverly done, fast moving tale about grifting and the art of the con that acts as a fine compliment to the original film, this ones for you!


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